Leading San Antonio personal injury law firm Khattar Law, P.C., secured blockbusting $1.95 million settlement on behalf of a client who suffered injuries in the workplace. The law firm strategically worked on behalf of the injured employee to negotiate the settlement without the case going to trial.
“I am incredibly pleased with the outcome in this case, which allowed our client to secure damages in excess of what workers’ compensation would have provided,” said Jason Khattar, the law firm’s founding partner. “Most people who are injured while on the job assume that their right to financial recovery begins and ends with a workers’ compensation claim. It’s simply not true, especially in situations when the employer’s negligence plays a role in the accident that causes a victim’s injury.”
Victims of workplace accidents should contact a work injury lawyer for any injuries they suffer while on the job to determine the best course of action to collect the compensation they deserve. These injuries often occur due to negligence, contact with equipment and objects, overexertion, faulty equipment, slips and falls, or insufficient training.
Other types of workplace injuries occur due to transportation incidents, workplace violence, chemical or toxin exposure, and fires or explosions. Certain circumstances allow a workplace accident victim to pursue a personal injury claim against a third-party defendant, even while collecting on a workers’ compensation claim.
Employees who suffer injuries because of accidents while they are working deserve compensation for the damages they incur. Whether seeking recovery through a worker’s compensation claim, a personal injury tort claim on negligence grounds or a combination of both, a reputable attorney with experience representing individuals who are injured on the job can be a vital asset to a workplace accident victim.